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Maradona Raises The Standards At United!

Diego Maradona visited Carrington to watch the United squad training for the game against Arsenal. Our players were simply awed and starstruck, according to Rio Ferdinand.

'We were like schoolkids around him, to be honest. He came and watched us train and I think the gaffer might like him to come down every day, the way it raised everyone's standards!'

'Everyone was trying to impress him. We were all clamouring to get pictures taken with him. It was nice to shake his hand. It made my day, actually. I hope he goes back to Argentina and tells people he saw a great player in Rio Ferdinand!'

Well, what a great piece of motivation just a day before an important game. Good training session >> good performance on the next day? Nah, it's not that simple. I hope for one thing: that the freshly-appointed Argentina coach's visit gave a much-needed lift to the spirits of one Carlos Tevez...

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 7 2008

Time: 1:40PM

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that certainly made rio's birthday be seeing his idol diego maradona i hope he performs well tomorrow against arsenal and good article zae :)
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07/11/2008 14:50:00

got to point out he came to Cobham last year did the cheating Argie git!
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07/11/2008 16:40:00

all those chances ronaldo are missing in the arsenal game will come back to haunt him... he need to finish it off....
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08/11/2008 13:55:00

Yeah,"Hand of the God" is his idol:D
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08/11/2008 21:23:00

Tevez should plaaaaay.
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10/11/2008 04:44:00

got to point out he came to Cobham last year did the cheating Argie git! merlin ----- Perfectly summed up!
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10/11/2008 15:34:00


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